Pianist Lara Downes is a trailblazer on and off-stage whose musical roadmap seeks inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory. Downes’ fierce commitment to arts advocacy and education has led her to collaborate with countless genre-defying artists worldwide. Lara is the creator and curator of Rising Sun Music and host of the NPR Music video interview series AMPLIFY with Lara Downes. She’ll premiere a new work by longtime Bang on a Can collaborator Eve Beglarian.
photo by Max Barrett